Luke 10:38-42 LEB

Martha and Mary

38 Now as they traveled along, he entered into a certain village. And a certain woman {named}a Martha welcomed him.b

References for Luke 10:38

    • ǐ 10:38 - Literally "by name"
    • Ǒ 10:38 - Most manuscripts add some form of the location such as "into her house" but there is considerable variation in the exact wording, so the shorter reading is preferred
      39 And {she had}c a sister named Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesusd [and]e was listening to his teaching.

      References for Luke 10:39

        • ǒ 10:39 - Literally "this was"
        • Ǔ 10:39 - Some manuscripts have "of the Lord"
        • ǔ 10:39 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("sat") has been translated as a finite verb
          40 But Martha was distracted with much preparation, so she approached [and]f said, "Lord, is it not a concern to you that my sister has left me alone to make preparations? Then tell her that she should help me!"

          References for Luke 10:40

            • Ǖ 10:40 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("approached") has been translated as a finite verb
              41 But the Lord answered [and]g said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many [things]!

              References for Luke 10:41

                • ǖ 10:41 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
                  42 But few [things] are necessary, or [only] one [thing],h for Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."

                  References for Luke 10:42

                    • Ǘ 10:42 - Some manuscripts have "But one thing is necessary"